2009 SYM HD Review


The 2009 SYM HD comes in two versions. One has a 125cc motor that offers 12.3 horsepower, while the other has a 200cc motor that provides 15.3 horsepower. Either option can work great for people who want an easy way to get from point A to point B, although the 200 obviously has more power to reach destinations that much faster.

Both versions of the 2009 SYM HD have single-cylinder, four-stroke engines with OHV valve trains, and continuously variable transmissions. This makes the 2009 SYM HD easy for practically anyone to drive, although the manufacturer recommends the scooter for those ages 16 and up. Indeed, its 31-inch seat height should match most kids who are about to hit their growth spurts.

The 2009 SYM HD really is perfect for young drivers who don't own their own cars, or simply enjoy the freedom of commuting in the open air. While drivers shouldn't take either version of the SYM HD on expressways, the scooters can handle surface street traffic easily. This makes them useful for teenagers who need simple vehicles for commuting to school or work, or just for hanging out with friends on the weekends.

Teenagers will appreciate the freedom to explore the roads that the SYM HD provides. Parents will appreciate the safety features that come with the 2009 SYM HD. Front hydraulic disc brakes and rear drum brakes help the scooter stop without delay. A continuously variable transmission means that teens get to gain experience on the road, before learning the intricacies of manual gears. This is a great learning tool that can expose teenagers to the rules of the road, without putting them in harm's way.

Many teens and young adults will also enjoy the 2009 SYM HD's aesthetics. It has a sleek appearance that looks more expensive than it really is. Built-in headlights and a tire that dominates the front view make the scooter seem quite sporty.

While the 2009 SYM HD won't meet the needs of every person in the market for an inexpensive scooter, it is suitable for many people who simply want a reliable vehicle with cool looks, a comfortable ride, and plenty of safety features.

New For 2009

  • There are no major changes for the 2009 SYM HD.

2009 SYM HD Specs

  • Model: HD 125, HD 200
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.24 inches X 1.92 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10.5:1, 10.8:1
  • Valve Train: OHV
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric/kick
  • Transmission: Continuously variable
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.1 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 54.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31 inches
  • Curb Weight: 297.6 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 110/80 - 16
  • Tires (Rear): 110/80 - 16


  • Top box
  • Transparent wind screen
  • Tan windscreen

Key Competitors For The 2009 SYM HD

  • 2009 Genuine Scooter Co. Buddy 125
  • 2009 QLINK Pegasus 150
  • 2009 Vespa LX 150